1. A Koala reflecting on his sins, his triumphs, and the inevitability of death.

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  2. jtotheizzoe:

    thesciencestudio:

    And here we have Lily Bui’s last pick. What if the solar system was a musical instrument? Find out here. (This does have auto-playing audio, just as an FYI friends). 

    This SolarBeat planetary music generator from White Vinyl design is super-peaceful to listen to, I’ve had it on in the background for like 15 minutes. Just think, every sonic moment in that orbital simulation is a real moment that has or could happen in our little corner of the universe.

    That being said, it does seem like a slightly-more-polished clone of Daniel Starr-Tambor’s Mandala project (which I featured on OKTBS ages ago), a planetary musical palindrome consisting of 62 vigintillion notes, likely the largest palindrome in the known universe.

    Watch/listen to Mandala below:

     
  3. thisbelongsinamuseum:

    The architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed 1141 buildings, but only 532 were actually completed during his lifetime. Many have since been demolished with only 400 buildings still standing. But did you know he designed a cat house? In the early 1950s, Gerald Tonkens commissioned Wright’s office to design and build his family’s residence in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Tonkens’ daughter, Nancy, had a cat named Felinus and she requested an appropriate residence for the family pet. So the office designed a modern cat house in Wright’s favorite color, Cherokee Red. This important piece of feline design, along with the original rendering shown above, has passed through the hands of various auction houses and antique dealers over the years until it was recently acquired by the Feline Historical Museum in Alliance, Ohio, which I bet you didn’t know even existed. The museum not only displays the Wright-designed cat house but a large collection of historical feline artifacts like an early 1900’s wooden cat carrier, a 19th century scrapbook of cat memorabilia and over 1,400 cat-related books as well as real, live cats like Maine Coons and Ragdolls.

     
  4. aseaofquotes:

    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

     
  5. asapscience:

    The descent into Alzheimer’s disease. 

    A doctor chronicles the signatures of his patient as the disease took hold of her. Our love goes out to anyone who’s dealt with this awful disease in some way. 

    via Reddit

     
  6. ryanandmath:

    How to read math. You’d be surprised how far this will get you.

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  8. humansofnewyork:

    "Who’s the better player?"
    "I am. He’s too scared to sacrifice his pieces. He hasn’t learned that sometimes you need to lose two to gain three."

    (Kampala, Uganda)

     
  9. the manuscripts of the masters: scientists

    albert einstein, ph.d., physics
    marie curie, ph.d., physics, chemistry
    nikola tesla, electrical&mechanical engineering
    george washington carver, m.s., botany
    rosalind franklin, ph.d., biophysics
    charles darwin, evolutionary biology
    thomas edison, electrical&mechanical engineering

    (via entrop-e)

     
  10. applecherry108:

    Ever wanted to learn some in-depth astronomy? Are textbooks worded boringly? Then good news! Stella the Star is not only hecka cute, but she’s also gonna teach you the life cycle of a Sun-like star AND you can learn all the science mumbo-jumbo words too!

    This was my final project for the Astronomy class at my University a few years back, and honestly I’ve been meaning to upload it for a while now. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did creating it! c:

    (via sagansense)